John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

As the Magic Band begin their Farewell tour of the UK this excellent interview by John Martin has appeared on the Nottingham cultural website Leftlion toRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart

The World of Captain Beefheart

featuring Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas interpreting a selection of Beefheart favourites   Sun Zoom Spark My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains SureRead More

Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart

Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart

A Giraffe is Listening to the Radio is a collection of Beefheart songs recorded in rehearsal and performance during 1979 and 1980. Side A Electricity MoonlightRead More

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

Around July 2017 John French was invited to take part in the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta in October to celebrate the music of Captain Beefheart withRead More

Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

It’s 45 years since Don’s first UK art exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and a special weekend of events has been organised to celebrateRead More

Just Got Back From the City

Just Got Back From the City

Song List Obeah Man (1966 Demo) Just Got Back From The City (1966 Demo) I’m Glad (1966 Demo) Triple Combination (1966 Demo) Here I Am IRead More

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26 Sep
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Electricity 1967 – 1968

Electricity 1967 – 1968

Song List Electricity (1968 live) Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1968 live) Rollin N Tumblin (1968 live) Electricty (1968 live) Yer gonna need somebody onRead More

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23 Sep
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John French in Austin

John French in Austin

John French will be playing a show at Threadgill’s in Austin, TX, October 7th, 2017 as part of the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta. Here’s what JohnRead More

Look At My Beef Art: Works On Paper By Don Van Vliet

See original article Look At My Beef Art: Works On Paper By Don Van Vliet Adam Lehrer An exhibition at Michael Werner’s New York gallery looksRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart live

The World of Captain Beefheart live

As a teaser for their forthcoming album The World of Captain Beefheart to be released in October Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx will be performing at Joe’sRead More

OCH at the Fringe

OCH at the Fringe

The excellent Beefheart tribute band Orange Claw Hammer are playing two gigs as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Check them out if you getRead More

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

Updated: 6 November 2017 The news we posted a few months back that there would be no more Magic Band tours has, happily, proved to beRead More

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13 Jul
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Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Updated: 8 July 2017 An exhibition of art by Don is being held at Michael Werner’s New York Gallery. Titled Works on Paper it runs from 13Read More

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

Is it really 50 years since I first heard the Safe As Milk album? Well, yes it is and I still play it regularly. It stillRead More

The Safe As Milk Acetate

The Safe As Milk Acetate

One of those real collectors’ items for the Beefheart fan. Track List Side One Electricity (version 4) Electricity (version 5) Plastic Factory (version 2) Grown SoRead More

The sound of Safe As Milk

The sound of Safe As Milk

The sound quality of Safe As Milk is something that has been discussed in one way or another quite a bit over the years. Why doesRead More

The Safe As Milk Demos

The Safe As Milk Demos

Before the recording of the Safe As Milk album there was a studio session where a number of demos were recorded produced by Gary Marker whichRead More

Safe As Milk – Advertising

Safe As Milk – Advertising

The Safe As Milk baby featured in the 27 May 1967 edition of Cashbox: … and in the 17 June 1967 edition of Billboard; This version has theRead More

Bluejeans Original Cover Art

Bluejeans Original Cover Art

Pamela Des Barres has recently posted a couple of photos on her Facebook site that visitors to the Radar Station might like to see. Apparently sheRead More

Skeleton Breath, Scorpion Blush

Skeleton Breath, Scorpion Blush

Published by Verlag Gachnang & Springer ISBN 3-906127-15-X Price varies 1987 96 pages Contents: Paintings: It’s Like A White Onion-Fleshed Pumpkin, 1985 Copper Diver, 1985 PigRead More

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